Sunday, December 14, 2008

[Top 10 of 2008] #9 - The Whitney Biennial at the Park Avenue Armory

If this was the year that relational aesthetics formally entered art’s leading institutions and their canon, it was the Biennial at the Park Avenue Armory that did it best. Lucky Dragons (Dan Fishback) won the show, bringing videos, a laptop, and electronic sensors to the floor of the massive chamber and allowing audience members to guide the music by holding hands or wielding rocks. Three other highlights: Visitors slept over (with DJ Olive), got drunk (with Eduardo Sarabia), and underwent psychoanalysis (with Bert Rodriguez).